A Divided Mind and Heart!
“He who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.” Romans 8:27
A divided heart and mind can be dangerous things and destructive. It’s like a thief who steals from his own heart. When we’re in a state of mind, that’s full of fear, anger, resentment, and bitterness. We tend to lose sight of what is good then begin harboring and entertaining thoughts of evil in our hearts. I marveled at times to see what the people permitted as guests into their hearts. Likewise, Jesus, on knowing people’s thoughts, asked why they chose to, as though demanding an explanation from them. Why allow bitterness and hatred to creep into your heart where the issues of life spring?
Brethren, how can you think pure when you already embrace those things that cut it apart. Or have you forgotten that your heart is the center of your life? It determines the course of your life. The heart is a soil upon which seeds grow according to Jesus’ description in Matthew 13:1-23. It is whatever you allow entering into your heart that enters. And if you do not check it, it could grow beyond your imagination. Brother and sister, what do you allow close into your heart? What do you embrace that brings out the best in you or support the needs of others in your life? Think about it.
Jeremiah 17:9-10 says, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it? “I the LORD search the heart and examine the mind, to reward each person according to their conduct, according to what their deeds deserve.”
A divided heart leads to a divided world that entertains evil thoughts and actions. That’s why Jesus asked this question in Matthew 9:4 when he knows people thought, saying, “why do you entertain evil thoughts in your heart?” Remember, Cain only entertained envy in his heart against his brother, and gradually, it grew into hatred. Until it eventually turned out that he killed his brother, which made him a vagabond for the rest of his life. He would not even listen to the voice of God, who came to warn him against it.
Are any of these thoughts that do not come from God already growing in your heart? How many of them have you entertained by giving attention to it? It can kick you out of God’s will if you don’t aggressively deal with it. Cry to God about them to uproot whatsoever He has not planted in your heart. Cry as David cried, and you will see God coming to your aid in Jesus’ name, Amen. Psalm 139:23-24 says, “search me oh lord and see if there is any evil way in me, and lead me the way everlasting.”
- Thank you, Jesus, for all the blessings you have given me.
- Oh! Lord, guard my heart and uproot every evil thought I may think of in Jesus’ name.
- You are my shield, oh! Lord against all enemies of my soul. Thank you.